Job Description

Department Of Education

Designation : FIRST ASSISTANT SECRETARY - NCDES (Code- EDU23-00440)

Job Description / Responsibilities:


1.1 Drive the development of strategies to implement and assessment the achievement of divisional priorities by provide strategic leadership and promote continuous improvement.  

1.2 Achieve competing divisional priorities by mobilizing and managing resources, promoting and encouraging team work through modeling good practice. 

1.3 Develop and monitor the implementation of the annual divisional strategic and operational plan and report on achievement of performance targets.  

1.4 Hold regular divisional meetings to develop and implement strategies to address problems affecting efficient implementation of divisional activities, and communicating relevant information from the management team.  

1.5 Ensure that the teachers are well support by staff providing courteous customer services and improving services to satisfy teacher’s needs.  

1.6 Ensure relevant policies covering divisional responsibilities are developed to assist the division in achieving its functional responsibilities.  

1.7 Incorporate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Principles and Values of Honesty, Intergrity, Accountability, Respect, Wisdom and Responsibility in programs, activities and initiatives to foster positive work ethics.



2.1 Qualifications

2.1.1 University Degree in Education or any other related fields.  

2.1.2 Master’s Degree qualification in Education is highly desirable.

2.2 Knowledge

2.2.1 Excellent understanding of the machinery of government.

2.2.2 Extensive knowledge of the TSC Act, PSGO, PSFMA and other relevant legislative provisions.

2.2.3 In-depth understanding of PNG National Education Plan (2007-2014) and government 

       directions in respect of education.

2.3.4 Sound knowledge of principles and practices of management and leadership.

2.3 Skills

2.3.1 Comprehensive management and leadership skills, including strategic leadership, people 

       and financial management skills to ensure the effective utilization of resources.

2.3.2 Demonstrated capacity in program development and implementation through leading staff

       in the achievement of high quality outcomes and to manage conflicting priorities and  

       time frames.

2.3.3 Exceptional analytical, research, planning and advisory skills, combined with creative 

       problem solving skills to enable the development of successful strategies and solutions and 

       making sound decisions to achieve program objectives.

2.3.4 Exceptional skills in the successful management organizational, program and cultural 


2.3.5 Exceptional oral presentation, interpersonal and written communication skills.

2.3.6 Exceptional negotiation, representation skills.

2.4 Work Experience

2.4.1 Should or must have 8-15 years senior management experience in a complex and diverse organization.

Job Type:

Full Time

Language Requirements:


Salary(per annum):

K69,996 – K85,550

Job Location: